The Turf Team at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is a highly coordinated team of scientists from several disciplines working in research, extension, and teaching. This multi-faceted program addresses the needs of all sections of the turf industry.  


Turf Team (Athens)

S. Kris Braman Department Head and Professor
Entomology
Benjamin Campbell Associate Professor
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Katrien M. Devos Distinguished Research Professor | Grass Genetics; Comparative Genomics; Trait Analyses; Genome Evolution; Millets; Turfgrasses
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Gerald M Henry Athletic Association Professor in Environmental Turfgrass (Turfgrass Management)
Crop & Soil Sciences
William G. Hudson Professor - Extension Entomologist
Entomology
Elizabeth L. Little Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist - landscape, garden, and organic fruit and vegetables
Plant Pathology
Andrew H. Paterson Regents Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory

Turf Team (Tifton)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Crop Genetics and Breeding Research Unit (CGBRU)
Brian M Schwartz Associate Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL) Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

Turf Team (Griffin)

Zhenbang Chen Assistant Research Scientist | Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Plant Breeding
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Mussie Habteselassie Professor of Soil Microbiology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Melanie Harrison Research Leader
Crop & Soil Sciences United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU)
Crop & Soil Sciences
Greg Huber Public Service Assistant
Griffin Campus Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture (GCUA)
David Jespersen Assistant Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Shimat V. Joseph Assistant Professor
Entomology
Monique Y Leclerc Regents Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences
Alfredo Martinez Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist-Turfgrass, Small Grains, Non-Legume Forages
Plant Pathology
Crop & Soil Sciences
Brad Morris Agronomist/Curator
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit (PGRCU)
Paul L. Raymer Professor
Crop & Soil Sciences Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)
Clint Waltz Extension Specialist - Turfgrass
Crop & Soil Sciences